Wat Ku Tao is an unusual temple in Chiang Mai. Its chedi is said to have been built in 1613 to hold the ashes and remains of Prince Saravadi - the Burmese overlord of Chiang Mai. The name "Ku Tao" comes from the northern Thai word tao for melon. The temple's chedi is noteworthy for its unusual, bulbous pagoda. The structure is decorated with colourful porcelain tiles and represents five Buddhist monk's alms bowls. This temple is also known as Wearuwanaram Vihan. Which suggests that the temple was once located in a forest of bamboo.